Can Bearded Dragons Eat Almonds?

Almonds are a legume that are picked from the tree of the same name. Often people think of them as nuts but they are not.

They are eaten generally as a snack food but are also used on desserts and also to flavor foods as well.

So can bearded dragons eat almonds?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, calcium, phosphorus, water, protein, fat, sugar, and fibre content is of most interest when it comes to bearded dragons.

Another thing of importance is the calcium:phosphorus ratio as for every part phosphorus, there needs to be another part calcium if not more. From 1:1 to 2:1 is ideal as far as bearded dragons are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 2,408 kJ (576 kcal)
21.69 g
Starch 0.74 g
3.89 g
0.00 g
Dietary fiber 12.2 g
49.42 g
Saturated 3.731 g
Monounsaturated 30.889 g
Polyunsaturated 12.070 g
21.22 g
Tryptophan 0.214 g
Threonine 0.598 g
Isoleucine 0.702 g
Leucine 1.488 g
Lysine 0.580 g
Methionine 0.151 g
Cystine 0.189 g
Phenylalanine 1.120 g
Tyrosine 0.452 g
Valine 0.817 g
Arginine 2.446 g
Histidine 0.557 g
Alanine 1.027 g
Aspartic acid 2.911 g
Glutamic acid 6.810 g
Glycine 1.469 g
Proline 1.032 g
Serine 0.948 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(0%) 1 μg
1 μg
Vitamin A 1 IU
Thiamine (B1) (18%) 0.211 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (85%) 1.014 mg
Niacin (B3) (23%) 3.385 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(9%) 0.469 mg
Vitamin B6 (11%) 0.143 mg
Folate (B9) (13%) 50 μg
Choline (11%) 52.1 mg
Vitamin C (0%) 0 mg
Vitamin D (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin E (175%) 26.2 mg
Vitamin K (0%) 0.0 μg
Calcium (26%) 264 mg
Iron (29%) 3.72 mg
Magnesium (75%) 268 mg
Manganese (109%) 2.285 mg
Phosphorus (69%) 484 mg
Potassium (15%) 705 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (32%) 3.08 mg
Other constituents
Water 4.70 g

source wikipedia

As you can see almonds have a very disproportionate calcium:phosphorus ratio. They also have a very high amount of acidic content and fat.

This means that unfortunately, they cant at all as they just have too much fat in them for bearded dragons to handle.

A food to avoid.